Yesterday seemed to drag quite a bit. Several very quick trades and a few matches where no decent opportunity presented itself meant a lot of waiting around. A good return for the day though. I traded some of the evening matches while watching TV on the sofa (professional or what??) but that made it a very long day. I will be looking to cut the trading session short today.
Wawrinka hasn’t played a competitive match since losing in the first round of Wimbledon and despite this being his home tournament he doesn’t have a great record there. He is the new and improved Stan though and after some initial rustiness he should come through against Gimeno Traver.
Monaco at 1.35 against Garcia Lopez. Monaco’s rank has slipped 20 places in the last 12 months but he hasn’t lost to Garcia Lopez since 2005. He really should have won his quarter final against Almagro last week but lost the third set from a break ahead. Neither player often plays a full match at their highest level so i expect a higher price in the first set on Monaco. An early break for Garcia Lopez would give a good entry on Monaco.
If Loenardo Mayer plays like he did against Ramos then Klizan will have some problems. Ramos was poor but Mayer’s serve and ground strokes were superb. Klizan starts at 1.57 and if I can get a lay below 1.40 that looks like value to me.
Monfils is a touch low against Kavcic but I can’t see the qualifier having much luck unless we see Clown Monfils for large periods of this match.
Feliciano Lopez really shouldn’t have much trouble with Kuznetsov who beat a flaky Stakhovsky in a topsey turvey match in the last round. 1.44 would make me a little nervous though and 1.60 to 1.65 sound more like it.